First of all, A very happy National day to all Singaporeans.
Mailbox Monday: I’m not counting books that came in my mailbox but books that came in my house. I went to the Borders sale here and although it was not much of a sale (according to me), I couldn’t resist picking up 3 books.
The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins: What attracted me to this book was the title and what kept me mesmerized was the cover. Besides it has been named ‘The Best book of the Year” by so many newspapers. Has anyone read this?
Things I’ve been Silent About by Azar Nafisi: I was attracted to the title again but I got real interested when I read it was a memoir by the author of ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’. Having read that one either but as I’ve set before I love reading books set in the Middle East. Again, anyone read this?
When I was in India last month, I bought 3 books which is tremendous self control. Since I would not be able to carry many books with me, there was no point in buying many.
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer:I had finished Eclipse before the movie Twilight released but after watching the movie Twilight and not loving it, I was put off by the book too. I just didn’t feel like reading it. But I finally bought Breaking Dawn at 20% off and gobbled it within 2 days. Loved it. I think it was the perfect end to the series. I wish she would have continued it though because it definitely had the scope.
The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan: Again, an author I’ve heard rave reviews about mostly from Swapna. Finished it really fast too and loved it. A proper review coming up soon, I hope. It definitely deserves one.
The Best of Ruskin Bond: I LOVE Ruskin Bond so this book is really no surprise, I just had to get it.
What are you reading?
The Blue Notebook by James Levin: Not loving it as much as I thought I would, but I’ve just started reading it so I’m still hopeful.
On another very important note, I have completed the REVIEW database, yay. It’s not really much, just arranging the reviews alphabetically, but it does take a lot of time doing it manually. But it’s done. I still have to link a few reviews, mostly the latest ones but that could be done anytime.